Overview

Introduction to Hazel Park, Michigan

Hazel Park, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 2 miles SE of Royal Oak, Michigan and 9 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Detroit metropolitan area. Hazel Park has a population of 18,963.

Hazel Park History

In 1941, Hazel Park was incorporated as a city. Because the area was home to a number of hazelnut bushes, it was named Hazel Park in 1884 by John W Benjamine, the School Inspector of the Royal Oak School District. Hazel Park is popularly called "The Friendly City."

Hazel Park and nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum - Wayne County
  • Ferndale Historical Museum
  • Motown Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Dodge 4 State Park

Things To Do In Hazel Park

Hazel Park boasts of several parks, playgrounds and other indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. The city also has a bowling alley and a raceway, known as the Hazel Park Raceway. Detroit Historical Museum, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit Zoo and Greektown are also close to Hazel Park and are worth paying a visit to.

Hazel Park Transportation

Detroit City Airport is close to the city.

Hazel Park Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided by Macomb Community College, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, Henry Ford Community College, Oakland University, Lawrence Technological University, University of Michigan - Dearborn and Oakland Community College - Bloomfield Hills Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,592
Male Share of the Population54%
Female Share of the Population46%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+7,706
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married30.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,898
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,891
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,251

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,436
% Above Poverty Level75.5%
% Below Poverty Level24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39.3%
Median Gross Rent$961
Median House Value$61,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24%
German16.1%
Irish12.1%
Polish9%
English7.5%
Italian5.4%
Arab3.9%
Iraqi2.8%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2.7%
Canadian1.6%
Dutch1.2%
Russian1.1%
Greek0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Palestinian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
African0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Jordanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Hazel Park Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyOakland County
Standard Zip Codes48030
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.46
Approximate Longitude-83.09

Hazel Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ferndale20,211$81,662
Huntington Woods6,340$144,196
Madison Heights30,226$61,220
Pleasant Ridge2,389$144,375
Royal Oak59,107$102,993
Warren135,192$56,692

Hazel Park Public Libraries

Hazel Park District Library
123 EAST NINE MILE ROAD
Hazel Park, Michigan
(248) 546-4095

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Hazel Park Public Schools

Hazel Park Access Alternative School
1543 E. Eight Mile Road
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5600
High
Total Enrollment 128
Hazel Park Adult Education
420 West 9 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5600
High
Total Enrollment 42
Hazel Park Advantage Alternative School
420 West 9 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5270
Other
Total Enrollment 58
Hazel Park Alternative High School
1620 East Elza Ave
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5280
High
Total Enrollment 189
Hazel Park High School
23400 Hughes Ave
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5100
High
Total Enrollment 804
Hazel Park Junior High School
22770 Highland Ave
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-2300
Middle
Total Enrollment 585
Hazel Park Michigan Online High School
1543 E 8 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5600
High
Total Enrollment 72
Hoover Elementary School
23720 Hoover Ave
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Invest Grace Alternative Elem/middle School
570 E Mapledale Ave
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 200
Invest Roosevelt Alternative High School
24131 S Chrysler Dr
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5600
High
Total Enrollment 232
Momentum Academy
99 E Woodward Heights Blvd
ZIP: 48030
(248) 336-5600
Other
Total Enrollment 118
United Oaks Elementary School
1001 East Harry Ave
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Webster Elementary School
431 West Jarvis Ave
ZIP: 48030
(248) 658-5501
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